Mother of Baby with Hydrocephalus is told to abort by 3 different doctors

Hydrocephalus is a disease where fluid collects in the brain of an unborn baby. the prognosis varies, but many children with hydrocephalus go on to live normal lives. The mother of a child with hydrocephalus describes the pressure that was put on her to abort him.

Jennifer Mckinstry was pregnant with her third child, Colton, when he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus.

“We were told that we should terminate our pregnancy with Colton seven times,” explains Mckinstry, “and by three different doctors. The first time they told us to terminate the pregnancy was the hardest because it was all such a shock to us. The doctor was trying to tell me about his brain disorder and I couldn’t even hear him, everything was blurry and I felt so light headed. About a week later, we went to another doctor…and he told us that it would be best to terminate the pregnancy and that Colton wouldn’t make it. If he did make it, he would be a ‘vegetable’ who would never laugh or smile. After the second time that they told us to terminate we came back home and were so unsure of what to do. I never thought I would even think about terminating a pregnancy at all, but with everything the doctors were telling us, I wondered if it would be best.

For three days, my husband and I thought back and forth if we should terminate or not. It was the most stressful and depressing days of my life. We decided that the best thing we could do was put it in God’s hands and pray, and whatever happened was meant to be. …

The next month we were told a few more times to terminate the pregnancy because it would be best for Colton, and that it was selfish of us to keep him because he would be in so much pain if he even did make it. Well I am proud to say that Colton did make it through the pregnancy and when he was born was breathing on his own. He did need surgery to help drain extra fluid in his brain, but he is five months old now and is smiling, laughing, nursing, and meeting close to ever milestone for his age! The doctors are shocked and keeping telling us that he is doing amazingly well and way better than even the best case scenario they ever thought!”

Nancy FlandersClinic Tells Patients: “Wrong” Not to Abort Disabled Child” LifeNews 1/13/12

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I thought of my child as a “bunch of cells”

6 1/2-week-old human embryo – baby. Not a bunch of cells

6 1/2-week-old human embryo – baby. Most abortions are done at this time or later

One woman who had an abortion knew that she was pregnant with a child, but tried to convince herself it was just a bunch of cells:

“My whole world fell in around me as I tried to make the hardest decision I have ever faced. I had always said I didn’t want children. But there was a child growing inside me. My child….I tried every way possible not to think of it that way. I told myself it was nothing but a bunch of cells. It was just an accident I had to deal with.”

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Nurse describes how she disposed of fetal remains

Former abortion nurse describes how she disposed of “fetal remains” i.e. aborted children:

I used a simple kitchen strainer, over a sink, and sifted through the contents of the collection jar after an abortion. I had to make certain all the body parts of the baby were accounted for. The garbage disposal was available and used for the placenta and any other tissue that had fallen into the sink. At that time, I was instructed to place the babies into a simple plastic container and packaged to be sent to a lab for disposal. The clinic reportedly hired a company which would send a truck to pick up the babies. Maybe this is a way the state could tell the abortionist how to dispose of the bodies.

Nurse Misty Coburn. who worked at Fort Wayne Women’s Health Organization, an abortion facility

“Fetal Remains Bill Clears Senate Hearing” Indiana Right to Life February 18, 2015

Quoted in Sarah Terzo “Abortion facility workers explain how they disposed of aborted babiesLive Action News  March 15, 2017

The "fetal remains" came from babies like this one.

The “fetal remains” came from babies like this one.

They were tiny arms, legs, finger and toes.

See pictures of what fetal remains (aborted babies) look like here

Read more about what happens to the bodies of aborted children. 

8 weeks fetal remains

8 week fetal remains

The “fetal remains’ above are the legs of an 8 week old aborted child. This is around the time when most abortions are performed. So this was what Nurse Coburn was sifting through.

Abortions are legal at 20 weeks in many states. At this stage, fetal remains are very developed. Nevertheless, they are treated the same way.

preborn baby at 20 weeks. See what the fetal remains of this child look like below

preborn baby at 20 weeks.

The arm and hand of a 20 week old aborted baby. These fetal remains would be handled in an abortion clinic like any other fetal remains.

The arm and hand of a 20 week old aborted baby. These would be handled in an abortion clinic like any other fetal remains.

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Postabortion woman: something between us died

From a woman after her abortion:

“I wished for a peaceful and stable relationship, which I don’t believe I will find with my present partner. It feels like something between us has died.”

Vivian Wahlberg Memories After Abortion (Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing, 2007) 37

Researcher David Reardon has found that 50% of relationships break up soon after an abortion. Other studies put the number at 70%.

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Aborted babies as biological waste

A Swedish author writes:

“Until 1990 all aborted fetuses [in Sweden] were considered to be biological waste, and were handled as risk waste and placed in special waste bags that were sent for incineration. The need for new routines led to recommendations for more dignified disposal of the fetus, especially in cases of late abortions. According to the new recommendations, fetuses from late abortions (spontaneous or induced) from the beginning of week 13 up to and including week 28 should be sent from the maternity clinic to the pathology department. Later the fetus is taken to a crematorium to be cremated, and the ashes are buried or spread anonymously.”

Vivian Wahlberg Memories After Abortion (Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing, 2007) 20

In America, aborted babies are often flushed down toilets or thrown out with the trash. 

14 weeks. After a baby this age was brutally murdered, he would be given cremated

14 weeks. After a baby this age was brutally murdered, he would be cremated

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Abortionist: we terminate some babies, fight to save others

One abortionist talked about fighting to save the lives of wanted premature babies while aborting a baby of the same age (or nearly the same age) in another part of the hospital:

”It makes us all schizophrenic. Nowadays we are asked to terminate a pregnancy that in two weeks doctors on the same floor are fighting to save.”

Dr. Richard Hausknecht, an associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Sinai Hospital who specializes in high risk pregnancies.

Dena Kleiman  “When Abortion Becomes Birth: A Dilemma of Medical Ethics Shaken by New Advances” New York Times  Feb. 15, 1984

24 weeks. Abortions are legal at this age in many states, and babies at this age have  been born alive and survived

24 weeks. Abortions are legal at this age in many states, and babies at this age have been born alive and survived

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Most women won’t seek illegal abortion

On the question of whether women will seek illegal abortions, two studies showed the following:

In Denmark and Sweden, surveys were taken of women who were turned down their applications for abortion – only 11 to 16% obtained illegal abortions

Robert Hall Commentary, in David T Smith, Ed., Abortion and the Law (Cleveland: Western Reserve University Press, 1967) 232 – 233

Read more about what illegal abortions were really like here. 

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Woman who took abortion pill: I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy

From a woman who had an abortion by pill (i.e. medical abortion)

“[I] wouldn’t wish that my worst enemy should go through a medical abortion. The pain plus the uncertainty as to whether the abortion had really taken place was awful.”

Vivian Wahlberg Memories After Abortion (Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing, 2007) 32

Read more women’s accounts of taking the abortion pill

Read about the health risks of the abortion pill here.

6 week old baby. Babies this age are routinely killed in pill abortions

6 week old baby. Babies this age are routinely killed in pill abortions

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Woman describes her abortion experience: I couldn’t stop crying

From one woman who had an abortion:

“We got inside to a waiting room. I couldn’t stop crying. I realize now I was looking for help. I was looking for someone to say, “You can have this baby, and it will be okay.”

When they called my name I went into a back room. I was shocked at how many girls were there! Some were very young, and each one looked sad and frightened. I still couldn’t stop crying, and I had difficulty breathing.

A nurse took me out of the room and sat me in an office across the desk from a rather stern looking woman in a nurse’s uniform. She looked over her glasses at me and said, “You don’t seem like you really want to do this. Are you sure about this?”

I told her, “My mom will kill me if she finds out, and I’m afraid because I started doing some drugs.”

She just said, “Okay,” and instructed me to go back into the holding room.…

In one room I was put on the table with stirrups before the doctor breezed in. When he tried to examine me, I couldn’t keep still on the table. He rose to his feet, glared at me over my knees, and yelled at me. “If you don’t spread your legs, you won’t get this abortion.” I started to cry again. His treatment was so shocking and devastating; I knew I had to leave. But I didn’t.”

Barbara Horak Real Abortion Stories: The Hurting and the Healing (El Paso, Texas: Strive for the Best Publishing, 2007) 54

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Former Planned Parenthood president : use “coercion” to reduce population

Alan Guttmacher, who became president of Planned Parenthood in 1962 was also the Vice President of the American Eugenics Society until 1963, He said:

“I would like to give our voluntary means of population control full opportunity in the next 10 to 12 years. Then, if these don’t succeed, we may have to go into some kind of coercion, not worldwide, but possibly in such places as India, Pakistan, and in Indonesia, where pressures are the greatest… There is no question that birth rates can be reduced all over the world if legal abortion is introduced.”

Alan Guttmacher “Family Planning: The Needs and the Methods” The American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 69, no. 6 (June, 1969)

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he wanted to reduce population

The president of Planned Parenthood wanted to reduce population

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